An installation of sound, maps, surveys, and ephemera from the quantum time capsule of Community Futures Lab, a pop-up oral history/oral futures recording lab, community resource library, workshop space, and gallery located in North Philadelphia exploring eminent futures and temporal domains of housing and displacement. Community Futurisms considers time, memory, and temporality as experienced by people and communities identifying as Black or African-American in the United States and across the diaspora and explores alternative and cultural, communal, and personal temporal-spatial frameworks.

January 19, 2017: NIGHT OF ZINE MAKING

Kick off a semester of zine workshops by coming together to produce zine pages in a fun and dynamic collaborative event. Before being xeroxed and bound, the zine pages will be installed on the KWH Brodsky gallery walls for the first exhibition of the new year!


Liz Barr is an interdisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia and a recent graduate of the Penn Undergraduate Fine Arts Program. She generally works around the themes of beauty, ritual, religion, pop culture, and gender-based power dynamics.


Damage Without Injury is an exhibition featuring LINDSAY BUCHMAN's interdisciplinary work spanning photography, artist books and writing, centering the themes of private and public memory in conversation with the archive.

April 18, 2016: activating the archive: the symbiosis project

Help us celebrate the latest issue of SYMBIOSIS, the annual Penn publication featuring artist/writer collaborations, at this month's BRODSKY GALLERY OPENING. Enjoy a statement by editor-in-chief, Gina DeCagna, and become a part of our interactive and collaborative art exhibit, while getting the chance to mingle with Symbiosis staff and collaborators.

For more information and the chance to read this year's edition online, please visit Symbiosis' website.

January 2016: Organize Your Own: Organized by Daniel Tucker

Organize Your Own is an exhibition and event series featuring new work by contemporary artists and poets that responds to archival materials related to the history of white people organizing their own working-class white neighborhoods in Philadelphia (the October 4th Organization) and Chicago (the Young Patriots Organization) in keeping with the mandate from the Black Power movement to "organize your own" community against racism. The exhibit features work by the following artists: Mary Patten (Chicago), Dave Pabellon (Chicago), Dan S Wang (Madison), Rosten Woo (Los Angeles), Robby Herbst (Los Angeles), Mat Neff (Philadelphia), Amber Art and Design (Philadelphia), Works Progress with Jayanthi Kyle (Minneapolis), Irina Contreras (Oakland), and Anne Braden Institute (Louisville). Major support for Organize Your Own has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.

For more information please visit OYO's website.

November 2015: The Limner: Works by Sinead Cahill

On Wednesday, November 16th, the Writers House debuted a new Brodsky Gallery opening featuring Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts graduate Sinead Cahill. Cahill's show was called "The Limner," and the title was featured on a broadside designed by students working at the Robison Press. Before attendees walked through the gallery, Cahill shared a presentation about her methods and the evolution of her art. Cahill works primarily with fabrics and the lithograph, designing pieces as varied as fabric sculptures, Girl Scout-style badges, and tiny pillows. Her Girl Scout-style badges are all inspired by specific people or places in her life and she said the project of making them was a way of finding her own place in the world and specifically Philadelphia. She often begins with drawings which are transferred to the lithograph -- drawings that are, as she put it "not about what they are but instead about what they become."

September 2015: Poetry and the Art of the Book